Full-time Faculty Directory

School of Public Policy and Administration

Nergis Canefe
Associate Professor

SJD candidate, Osgoode Hall Law School
Ph.D , Department of Social and Political Thought, York University
MA, Department of Sociology, State University of New York
MA course-work, Department of History (Ottoman History specialization), Boğazici University
BA with special honours, Department of Sociology, Boğazici University

McLaughlin College, 137ext. 20994ncanefe@yorku.ca

Interests:
Human Rights , Immigration , Middle East, Global South, International Criminal Law


Daniel Cohn
Associate Professor

Ph.D., Carleton University
M.S.Sc., Stockholm University
B.A. (Hons.), Carleton University

McLaughlin College, 128ext. 77276dcohn@yorku.ca

Interests:
Public Administration , Policy , Politics and Government, Health, Civic Literacy


Peter Constantinou
Assistant Professor

PhD, University of Toronto
MA, McMaster University
BA Spec. Honours, York University

McLaughlin College, 126ext. 20631pconstan@yorku.ca

Interests:
Politics and Government , Policy , Political Acuity, Public Sector Management and Strategy, Government Relations


Noemia (Naomi) Couto
Associate Professor

PhD, York University

McLaughlin College, 132ext. 22278naomi@yorku.ca

Interests:
Crime , Ethics , Sociological Theory, Women's Studies, Education


Lorne Foster
Associate Professor

Ph.D. Sociology, York University

McLaughlin College, 123ext. 33462lfoster@yorku.ca

Interests:
Multiculturalism , Race and Racism , Political Economy, Youth, Public Policy Analysis


Soren Frederiksen
Assistant Professor

PhD, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
MA, Carleton University
LLB, University of British Columbia
BSc Biology (Minor in History), McGill University

McLaughlin College, 119ext. 33459sdfred@yorku.ca

Interests:
Law , Science and Technology , Public Policy, Science Policy


Thaddeus Hwong
Associate Professor

PhD, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
LLB, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
MS, Columbia Journalism School, Columbia University
BA, Economics, York University

McLaughlin College, 232ext. 20537thwong@yorku.ca

Interests:
Politics of redistribution through progressive taxation & public expenditures


Alena Kimakova
Associate Professor

PhD, Brandeis University
M.Sc. , Brandeis University
M.A. , Central European University
B.B.A., Economics University Bratislava

McLaughlin College, 138ext. 66066akimakov@yorku.ca

Interests:
Political Economy, International Finance, International Trade, Development Economics, Program Evaluation


Thomas Klassen
Professor

PhD, University of Toronto
Graduate Diploma in Public Administration, Carleton University
MSc Urban & Regional Planning, University of Toronto
MA Sociology, University of Toronto
BA Sociology, Trent University, Peterborough

Ross Building, S636ext. 88828tklassen@yorku.ca

Interests:
Employment and Labour , Public Administration , Comparative labour market, Income security policies, Retirement and pensions


James Simeon (on sabbatical)
Associate Professor

PhD, York University
MA, York University
BA, Wilfrid Laurier University
LLM, University of Cambridge

McLaughlin College, 122ext. 33460jcsimeon@yorku.ca

Interests:
Public Administration , Law and Justice , International Refugee Law, International Human Rights Law, Forced Migration


Dagmar Soennecken
Associate Professor

PhD, University of Toronto
MA Political Science (Concentration in Women's Studies), University of Toronto
BA (Hons) Law + Political Science, Carleton University

McLaughlin College, 136ext. 33408dsoennec@yorku.ca

Interests:
Politics and Government , Policy , Comparative law and politics, law and society, Migration (esp. refugees) and citizenship, national security, gender, social movements, First Nations


Brenda Spotton Visano
Professor

PhD, McGill University

McLaughlin College, 130ext. 20470spotton@yorku.ca

Interests:
Financial and Monetary Systems , Community-Based Research , Microfinance, Financial Crises, Economic Sociology